Lakers rookie Josh Hart proves no stage is too big for him

With an eye toward keeping his dynamic second unit intact and maintaining some defensive intensity among his starters, Lakers coach Luke Walton handed Hart his first start while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was away from the team due to personal reasons.
Walton assumed he could lean on Hart for the first six minutes of the first half and would then turn to top reserve Jordan Clarkson.

Hart, however, proved difficult to take off the court. He hounded the Cavaliers on defense and had a breakaway dunk while avoiding the signature LeBron chase-down blocked shot. When it was done, Hart had career highs of 11 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes.